Real Madrid vs Baskonia
Spanish ACB playoffs finals, Game 1 in series best of
Real Madrid will face Baskonia, expected finals I would say given on fact exactly these two have been the two best sides in the regular season.
Real obviously favorite to win the title. They have entered this playoffs after winning Euroleague. They were No.1 team in regular season of ACB and with almost perfect home record of 16-1. Baskonia had 10-7 on the road.
Real has won back then both mutual games, 69:81 away and 101:89 here at home in Madrid.
I expect Real to confirm its role of favorite already in this opening game of the finals. We can find Real somewhere between -7.5 to 8 pts favorite. IMO that's good offer if you like Real but probably even better is option Team Totals : Real Madrid over 87.5 pts.
Real played outstanding basketball late in the season. Obviously it had a lot to do with fact they are much healthier now than they were in most of the season. Real's offensive numbers are great, as overall as well now in the playoffs. In the regular season Real was averaging 90 pts per game, 92 pts per game at home.
Now in playoffs, Real averaged 83.5 in two games of quarterfinal vs Tenerife and even 93 pts in three games of semifinals vs Gran Canaria.
Baskonia in general is good 3-pts team, I hope they will follow Real in this opening match and thus make this game competitive as long as possible. I mean, I don't expect to see some too convincing Real victory, probably covered handicap but not too easily, and that's mean probably some extra points late in the match from the free throw game ending.
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Real Madrid vs Baskonia prediction
|Team total: Real over 87.5 pts||Pinnacle||1.92||7||90 WON (+6.44 units)|